Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. Rather than focus on traditional measures such as capacity utilization, it proves more effective to focus on how work is moving through the system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.
The Cynefin model can be used in different ways; for categorisation which is useful from a situational perspective; for contextualisation which is useful in taking a rain check point and deciding what you want to do and also from a dynamics perspective. This article examines the situation where there is a need to make sense of situation as we have found that there are a large number of issues.
The 4th edition of the State of DevOps survey is out. InfoQ talked to the survey's co-author Gene Kim to understand what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.
A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.
The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. 4
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.
Book Review and QnA with authors of eBook "Perspectives on Agile Software Development".
At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Grenning presented two technically focused talks - one on the importance of technical excellence and the other teaching test driven development. 3
How does Google manage the test and release processes for Chrome for iOS? What kind of tests are in place? What is the life cycle of a new feature from acceptance to release?
InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing programs, connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across a delivery cycle and benefits of kanban. 1
This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.